New York (PRWEB) March 28, 2008
As gas and oil prices continue to grow at never-seen-before levels, and more manufacturers get serious about conserving natural resources and "going green," Miura steam boilers stand out in the U.S. market.
"We chose Miura boilers because the quick start-up time and their ease-of use," explained Viscotec Automotive Products Plant Engineer Will Fritz. "We believe in the technology so strongly that we've been a Miura customer from the day we opened our doors. The reduced time to produce steam means that our fuel costs are lower, which is another major benefit we've gotten from these boilers."
A Morganton NC-based automotive upholstery manufacturer, the company succeeded in reducing the time for process heating in their upholstery dye machines by purchasing six Miura LX Series boilers (five LX-300 units and one LX-200), which can produce steam within five minutes, a drastic reduction over standard firetube boilers.
Shannon Clifton, Engineering Supervisor at Duke Raleigh Hospital, a member of the Duke University Health System, in an effort to maximize efficiencies, and continue to save more on the high cost of fuel, recently purchased the hospital's third Miura steam boiler. The hospital uses the Miura boilers for steam autoclave (sterilization), hot water for cooking, dishwashing, and domestic hot water heating, and reheat (where the hot water is used for heating purposes).
"We've had Miura boilers here for about three years," Clifton states. "Our first two paid for themselves in about a year on fuel savings alone. These were EX-Series dual fuel 200BHP units. The third unit is an LX-Series gas-fired 100BHP unit."
Clifton points out another unique advantage of Miura boilers, since his hospital is located in an area of the country that is experiencing drought conditions.
"Right now North Carolina is in a drought situation," Clifton continues. "I'm attending lots of meetings on what can be done about water conservation and Miura boilers, because they are so small and efficient, have really put us way ahead of everybody around town - and this industry - on water conservation. So you know that's another plus for us."
Paul Gackel, PE, is the Director of Facilities/Utilities at Spangler Candy. The Bryan, Ohio manufacturer of over 9 million Dum Dum Pops® daily needs to generate steam for manufacturing purposes efficiently and cost-effectively.
So when it was time to switch out four of the company's five firetube steam boilers, which were generating up to 900 BHP, Paul called his dealer and asked them to look into current boiler technology that could support their operation, while also reducing fuel costs.
What convinced Mr. Gackel to select Miura was the attention to detail, the overall "heavy-dutiness" of the product and the potential for saving oil and gas costs.
"We were running a pretty efficient operation, but with Miura technology, we estimated an additional 10 to 20% fuel saving," and that really got our attention," added Mr. Gackel.
All Miura Boilers produce steam in 5 minutes using their exclusive floating head design, a revolutionary advance that results in gas and oil savings of up to 20%. In a multiple installation (MI) Miura boilers can be turned on or off as needed, allowing companies like Spangler and many others, to meet peak demand hours, while operating at greater efficiency throughout the day and reducing wear and tear. Miura boilers also require less space and feature an online maintenance system with a "sliding window feature" that records an event four seconds before it occurs, so it can be diagnosed and corrected faster.
Miura boilers are also safe for the environment, producing nitrous oxide (NOx) emissions levels that are 60% lower than conventional boilers. Recent technological innovations by Miura will reduce NOx emissions to near zero on future models.
About Miura Boiler: Miura Boiler was founded in 1927 and has grown to be one of the largest industrial steam boiler manufacturers in the world. In 2006, Miura sold more boilers in North America than ever before in its history. For more information on Miura boilers, please call in the USA 1-888-309-5574. In Canada, 1-800-666-2182. Visit Miura online at http://www.miuraboiler.com.
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